April 21, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
This latest work opens on the eve of a secret military operation, when an assassin’s
bullet strikes the U.S. President. He is rushed to the hospital where Canadian researcher Dr. Singh is experimenting with a device that erases traumatic memories.
A terrorist bomb detonates at the same moment the president suffers cardiac arrest.
He has a near-death experience, but the memories are not his memories.
The electromagnetic pulse generated by the bomb scrambled Dr. Singh’s equipment, allowing a random group of people to access one another’s minds.
Now one of those people has access to the president’s memories.
Robert J. Sawyer, called “the dean of Canadian science fiction” by the Ottawa Citizen, is the only Canadian to win all three of the world’s top awards for the best science-fiction novel of the year: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Awards.